New Zealand Maori — Tribal
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Ngati Tarawhai tekoteko figure
with painted and incised facial tattoo, three finger hands placed to abdomen, standing on a square section base. Height 90 cm
A good pounamu Hei Tiki by Mike
Higgs, Kawakawa variety. Modelled with titled head and one three fingered hand place to the abdomen the other to the thigh. Length 9 cm
A poupou ( house board) carved
with a full frontal figure, with wheku head and paua disc eyes Rauponga carving to the shoulders, the lower section with a manaia figure carved in side profile. Circa 1910. Length 66 cm
, a large tekoteko figure carved as a manaia surmounting a wheku face, each with paua shell eyes with extensive rauponga, kowhaiwhai and triple haehae and pakati notching, 260 x 50 cm. Provenance: Buried Village collection
A pair of carved koruru
, each carved as a wheku head with painted eyes, each 56 x 25 cm. Provenance: Buried Village collection
, a large and important carved panel, historically part of the Geyser Observation Rotunda at Whakarewarewa. the standing ancestral male figure with naturalistic face and body and incised facial tattoo. Carved wheku head to the abdomen, with Rau
A large and impressive shark
hook, formed from one piece of wood, mounted on fitted stand. One piece hooks of this size are very rare. They were used to harvest deep sea fish such as hapuka and shark.
A fine and early Kaitaka
Paepaeroa. Kaitaka is the name given to cloaks made of the finest flax with taniko boarders. This superb example is has a wide taniko boarder to the bottom and with narrower boarders to the sides. the cloak is woven in double pair
A contact period stone toki
(adze) well defined edges, smooth patina, chipped but sharp cutting edge. Steep bevelled edge. Length 7.5 cm.
Maori greenstone pendant
(kapeu) hockey stick shape and two postcards of Sir John Campbell. Provenance: the vendor's family claim that it once belonged to Sir John Campbell who gave it to his mother's father. vendor's mother is a Campbell (Jean Frances Cam
A 19th century wooden carved
Maori kotiate, remnants of wax in the eyes, with paua shell inlays. Fully carved with human faces. Carved face to butt with protruding tongue. Length 35 cm.